Zappaty, the new backup and collaboration technology company based in Dundee, has signed a partnership agreement with the Scottish Games Network for 2022.
This will give the game-changing SaaS start-up presence across the flourishing SGN community, from the website and social channels to events and the (all new) podcast, as the network continues to evolve and grow.
Zappaty is a backup and collaboration solution for the Unity Engine, which enables teams of developers to facilitate issues associated with game development, such as large files, spread across projects with multiple users. Founded in October 2020, the company is projecting sales of £500,000 in the first quarter of 2022 and £8.3 million by the end of 2023, with 50 staff employed.
A Landmark Year
The Scottish Games Network has an ambitious 2022 planned. The site is evolving, and the network will expand to focus upon the entire games ecosystem across Scotland. As well as game developers, creators and publishers, the SGN will also aim to cover academia and game studies, esports, streaming, events, applied games, public sector and government – and everything relevant to games in the context of the digital technologies and creative industries.
This expansion has already begun. In December 2022, the SGN partnered with Gamerhub to engage with a consumer and gamer-focused audience. The network is now planning an all-new podcast season and calendar of events across the next year.
David Stickland, the CEO of Zappaty, said:
This year is a big year for us, and we’ve got a lot of exciting things planned. We’ve laid the foundations locally and feedback from real Unity developers across not only Scotland, but the UK and internationally, is that our solution is a real game-changer.
Brian Baglow, the founder and director of the Scottish Games Network commented:
“2022 promises to be a landmark year for the Scottish games ecosystem. We are expanding the scope of the network, publishing results of our mapping project and working proactively to include a far greater range of the incredible work being carried out across Scotland.
The partnership with Zappaty will put the company at the heart of all new developments and ensure that it’s an integral part of the future of games in Scotland. David and the Zappaty team have their own ambitious plans for the next several years and we firmly believe they will be one of the next big games technology companies to emerge successfully from the Scottish ecosystem.
We’re delighted to be working with them and look forward to highlighting their successes in the near future.”